MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A 17-year-old Jefferson County student charged with making a false bomb threat against the Berkeley County school system last week was placed on home confinement Tuesday.
The student is expected to appear today before Berkeley County Circuit Judge Christopher Wilkes so the court can determine if the youth is "delinquent and incorrigible," according to Berkeley County Assistant Prosecutor Gina Groh.
The determination is the equivalent of determining whether someone is guilty or innocent in an adult case, Groh said.
The student is suspected of making a bomb threat Friday morning that resulted in the evacuation of 13,000 students from the district's 25 schools for the rest of the day.
School officials, police and fire personnel fanned out across the county to search schools for possible explosives but found nothing.
The teenager was arrested at about 1:20 p.m. Monday after Martinsburg High School Principal Rick Deuell told police some students overheard the boy talking about the bomb threat, said Martinsburg City Police Detective Kevin Miller.